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Dr. Philip D. Collington

Dr. Philip D. Collington

Professor of English

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Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 354
Curriculum Vita:


I am a professor in the Department of English, and I have taught at NU since 2000. My courses include: ENG 110 (Literary Perspectives: Topic - Teen Shakespeare on Film); ENG 202 (Studies in British Commonwealth Literature: Topic - Hybridity in Literature from before 1800); ENG 303 (English Renaissance Literature); ENG 315 (Greek and Roman Literature [in translation]); ENG 400 (Shakespeare); and ENG 490 (Senior Seminar). I recently designed a new course, ENG 367 (Global Shakespeare on Film) which can be taken as part of the NU Film Studies minor.


I received my B.A. in English and History from McMaster University in 1991, my M.A. in English from McMaster University in 1992, and my Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto in 1998. In 1999-2000 I was a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Research Interests

My research interests focus primarily on Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture, as seen in one recent publication -- "'A Mad-Cap Ruffian and a Swearing Jack': Braggart Courtship from Miles Gloriosus to The Taming of the Shrew," in Early Theatre 19 (2016), 81-112. For an updated list of publications and research presentations, please see my CV.